PRESS RELEASE: Raba Kistner Restructures to Support Company Growth

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Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Raba Kistner Consultants, Inc. announced today that it is restructuring to support continued growth in its four main service areas. Under the new structure, the holding company, Raba Kistner, Inc., will have four, wholly-owned subsidiary companies: Raba Kistner Facilities, Inc.; Raba Kistner Infrastructure, Inc.; Raba Kistner Environmental, Inc.; and Raba Kistner Consultants, Inc. Each company will have its own chief operating officer, management team, and technical staff, and will grow under its own marketing and development plans. The company will continue to operate in Mexico through its Raba Ingenieros, S. De R.L. De C.V. subsidiary. 

“Our clients trust us with very complex and demanding projects,” said Founder and Chairman of the Board Dr. Carl Raba. “The reorganization allows us to strengthen our individual technical operations, attract and promote specialized staff, expand our geographic reach, and better deliver services for our current and future clients. This move also allows us to deliver the more specialized services our clients are expecting.”

Dr. Carl Raba will assume his existing position – Chairman of the Board - within the holding company, while William Raba will serve as President and Dr. Gary Raba will serve as Vice Chairman and Senior Vice President of the holding company. In addition, well-known industry professionals will lead each subsidiary: Dr. Gary Raba will continue to lead Infrastructure; Steve Bushong of Houston will lead Facilities with Paul Hawryluk managing the San Antonio Facilities operations; Steve Jones of San Antonio will lead Environmental; and Dr. Robert Costigan will lead Consultants. Raba Kistner Consultants will continue to provide the geotechnical and construction materials engineering and testing services.

“We are proud of our employees’ commitment and dedication to being strategic partners for our clients,” said Gary Raba. “Our ability to employ and retain the best professionals in the industry has allowed us to provide new and innovative solutions on design projects for the last 43 years. This commitment means we will continue to develop in ways that will benefit our clients the most, well into the future. ”

Over those 43 years, Raba Kistner has cultivated a strong presence and reputation in Texas, which has allowed the company to expand its multi-disciplinary services into new markets in Texas, other states, and Mexico. Through its application of sound business practices and decision-making, Raba Kistner continues to realize steady growth despite the recently challenging economy. In the last 10 years, the company has doubled its number of employees (to almost 450) and almost doubled its billings.

“We are on track to grow that much again by 2018,” said William Raba. “To do that successfully, we need to ensure each technical service line has the right leadership, staff, and technical capabilities. Restructuring allows each service leader to focus on just one thing – making their company responsive to the client’s needs in a rapidly changing marketplace.”

Raba Kistner’s innovative approaches and experienced professionals have also been widely recognized within the profession. In 2011, Raba Kistner received the prestigious “Best of State” Award for Civil Engineering in the State of Utah, and the “2011 Engineer of the Year” Award from the San Antonio Associated General Contractors (AGC) for the 3rd year in a row. For the last 17 out of 22 years, the company has ranked as a “Top 500 Firm” by Engineering News-Record, and Raba Kistner has consistently ranked as one of the top firms for both Engineering and Environmental in the San Antonio Business Journal.

The company credits its successes and continued growth during tough economic times to its commitment to quality control and cost-effective solutions. This commitment is supported by proprietary project management systems that ensure that projects are not only planned, designed and constructed properly, but also operated and maintained efficiently.

With the announcement of the company’s restructure, Raba Kistner has also refreshed its look with an updated corporate logo and new logos for each subsidiary company. Its website ( has also undergone a fresh look, making it more modern and user-friendly.